Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2011 11:27 UTC
Legal I'm guessing Apple is getting desperate, since its software patent lawsuits aren't doing particularly well. Moving on from software and design patents, the company is now suing Samsung over... Patents for mobile phone and tablet cases (more at The Verge). I think Apple has more offensive lawsuits than products now, so technically, "patent maker" is more accurate than "gadget maker" or "device maker". Fun times.
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RE[3]: two sides of the coin
by ilovebeer on Tue 20th Dec 2011 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: two sides of the coin"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Call me when Samsung files an offensive software patent lawsuit.

That's the difference. Apple's main source of income is threatened, and instead of competing, they litigate using software patents. Samsung, HTC, and so on are *defending* themselves.

Are you under the impression that Samsung is a "model" company that operates only with the highest moral considerations? That's laughable at the least if so.

Neither Apple's income nor their success as a business is at risk. To suggest otherwise, you simply don't understand how they are positioned in the market and the current state of their financial standing.

This isn't rocket science.

No, it isn't. But apparently that isn't stopping people from confusing themselves, posting misleading and/or uninformed content, and/or neglecting to do their homework before they come to silly conclusions.

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